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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Chinese New Year (January 23, 2012)

KUNG HEI FAT CHOI!!
Happy Chinese New Year to all Chinoy (Chinese-Filipino) and Chinese in the Philippines and throughout the world.






Chinese New Year -  the most important traditional Chinese holidays. 
In China, it is known as "Spring Festival," .The festival begins on the first day of the first month in the traditional Chinese calendar and ends with Lantern Festival which is on the 15th day. 




Red envelope / Red Packets 

 'Ang Pow' / Ang-pau




Chinese Food: Tikoy


Chinese New Year's Eve - a day where Chinese families gather for their annual reunion dinner, is known as Chú Xī (除夕) or "Eve of the Passing Year." Because the Chinese calendar is lunisolar, the Chinese New Year is often referred to as the "Lunar New Year".






Chinese New Year begins according to the Chinese calendar which consists of both Gregorian and lunar-solar calendar systems. Because the track of the new moon changes from year to year, Chinese New Year can begin anytime between late January and mid-February. Below is a chart that shows the beginning day of Chinese New Year and the animal sign for that year.
Chinese New Year and Chinese Zodiac Years


You can check this chart,  below:
Chinese Zodiac Years 1936 to 2019 and its Elements Chart



Photos below were taken in Davao's Mall exhibit.



















Traditional Chinese Dress

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